From newly independent nations of Africa to locations in the Far East and remote cosmos, jazz from the mid-1950s onwards imagined liberation through distant places and spaces. In a new series, Derek Walmsley journeys through the sketches of these new worlds. First call: Lee Morgan's "Search For The New Land"
Our weekly Thursday evening programme on Resonance FM. Derek Walmsley hosts, joined by the globetrotting selector, compiler, writer and South East Asian music specialist Chris Menist of the Paradise Bangkok club, label and now group. With records culled from family stores, record fairs and antiques markets from across the rim of the Indian Ocean.
"Some recordists are like hoarders, bringing home whatever they find outside with little discrimination as to what's worth preserving and what’s not." Derek Walmsley sorts through The Wire's post bag in search of the person behind the mic.
Since the pirate stations shipped out, the FM radio spectrum is being repopulated by the people
Our Thursday evening radio programme on Resonance FM, this week hosted by Derek Walmsley. With tracks by Wolves In The Throne Room, Ian Middleton, Bremen, Dalhous, Ensemble Economique and more.
Derek Walmsley traces the tracks that give their own spin on the history of not just reggae, but the entire existence of Jamaica, continuing on from his Compiler essay (The Wire 363).
Derek Walmsley hosts our regular Thursday evening slot on Resonance FM. This week is a Boomerang special, mulling over the retroactive turn of countless record labels worldwide.
This week's show on Resonance FM sees Derek Walmsley go deep into new modern composition. Works and performances by Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang, Antoine Beuger & Michael Pisaro, Martin Iddon, Helmut Lachenmann and more.
Derek Walmsley hosts this edition of The Wire's weekly broadcast on Resonance FM, playing all new music currently rocking The Wire office. Tracks from Gnod, Russell Haswell, Sculpture, Killing Sound, Cyclobe, Actress, Matthew Philip Hopkins, Tom James Scott & Andrew Chalk and more.
Second-hand guru Ian Penman returns to Resonance FM for another Charity Case show, this time seeking out otherworldly and spiritual vibrations in the bargain bins.
Our regular Thursday evening slot on Resonance FM, this week hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by Ensemble Economique, Kemialliset Ystävät, Theo Parrish, Stefan Jaworzyn and more.
Derek Walmsley spins a tonne of new Norton wax and features an interview with Norton co-founder and ex-Cramps drummer Miriam Linna, plus assorted 7"s from the depths of their catalogue.
Derek Walmsley hosts an experiment in deep level alpha-state chakra-tweaking under the professional supervision of NNA Tapes. Tracks by Alex Maksos, Anthony Child, Austin Caesar, Belarisk, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Eli keszler and more.
Our weekly radio show on Resonance FM, hosted by Derek Walmsley. With tracks by Bea Benjamin with Dollar Brand, Jon Collin, Henry Flynt, Paul Metzger, Hajra Sucurija, Yarou Diguidirou and more.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by Jorge Coelho, Idea Fire Company, Eric Chenaux & Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, William Basinski, Theo Parrish and more.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with wedding music from Ethiopia (traditional songs arranged by Getachew Degefu) and Syria, Tamil, India, gnawa trance music from Morroco, the Big Band music of Cairo's Salah Ragab, plus music from improvisors the world over in aid of Japanese charities following the Fukushima disaster.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by Daniel Menche, Radian, Dopplereffekt, Dick Mills & Brian Hodgson, Ben Dalglish and more.
Derek Walmsley and Rob Young go in search of Scotty Engel, also known as Noel Scott Engel, or the man who now goes by the stage name he adopted almost 50 years ago, Scott Walker. This show coincides with the publication of No Regrets: Writings On Scott Walker, a collection of essays put together by The Wire in conjunction with Orion Books. Originally broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM, 22 May 2012.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with Vatican Shadow, Lucio Capece, Cristian Vogel, Conrad Schnitzler, Don Preston and more.
The Wire's Thursday evening broadcast on Resonance FM returns in the new year with a new name: Adventures In Sound And Music. Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by André Vida, Ferran Fages, new Korean electroacoustic improvs, White Out, Microkingdom and more.
2011 end of year special, hosted by Derek Walmsley.
Check out this exclusive (and extended) two part interview with Jeff Mills...
Hosted by Derek Walmsley with special guest Tom Scholefield aka Konx-Om-Pax. Scholefield is performing at Jonny Mugwump's Exotic Pylon night at London's Vortex, 25 November.
A special edition presenting rare ethnographic recordings from the collection of writer, musician and Wire contributor David Toop. Also available on Soundcloud.